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Researchers Reduce MS Disability With Stem Cells

Scientists are hesitant to call it a cure, but they have succeeded in significantly reducing -- and in some cases, reversing -- disability caused by the crippling disorder multiple sclerosis. The therapy involves using the patient’s own stem cells in a single treatment. The stem cells are collected from the patient’s blood and they are used to reset the immune system, so the body's fighter cells no longer mistake the patient’s own nervous system tissue for an invader. Those attacks...

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